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There are: numerous potential complications involving multiple organ systems, as well as possible secondary infections with other pathogens, that can occur. ...Read more
Depends on wording..: Interpretations of chest imaging studies like ct scans often include words like "mass". This may simply mean there is a large abnormality. This could very well be pneumonia, especially if patient is sick. In this case, you will need repeat chest studies in a few weeks to make sure this "mass" is gone. If it's still there then the patient may need further testing. ...Read more
Chemicals: Infections cause the release of chemicals ( interleukins) from white cells. These chemicals are extremely potent and mediate a variety of host responses to infection including raising your temperature. Your body seems to fight a bit better at warmer temps and some bacteria don't do as well. ...Read more
?: pneumonia is an inflammation of the lung itself, while asthma is an inflammation of the airways, both are interconnected, but pneumonia has its causes, mainly infection, with either viruses or bacteria, and other micro-organisms, usually doesn't lead to asthma, but can flare it up if already present, hope that answers your question ...Read more
Yes: In short, yes, pneumonia can cause abnormal cells to show up on a sputum cytology- typically we see bacteria or fungus, both possible causes of the pneumonia. Did your doctor or the report tell you exactly what kind of abnormal cells are present? That can say a lot about the source of the abnormal cells. There are numerous other causes for abnormal cells on cytology so talk to your doc to clarify. ...Read more
(1) Can pneumonia cause sepsis? (2) If so then is this unusual and why? (3) Can sepsis cause pneumonia?
Ans: Well this is a complicated answer. If a person is diagnosed with pneumonia and no other medical problems then pneumonia is treated and usially does well if a person is immune compromised and the body is weakened can get pneumonia and have trouble fighting off the disease. Not sepsis but the pneumonia itself. But if the disease cannot be controlled due to the weakened system then the body is overru ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fever, hypoxia: As we age, we have less "cognitive reserve". That is, environmental or mental stressors, sleep deprivation, illness, alcohol, etc impair cognition more than these factors do in young adulthood. Febrile illnesses, eg, pneumonia or bladder infection, are both common and cognitively impairing. Also, pneumonia may temporarily decrease oxygen intake (hypoxia), which also hurts cognitive function. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can you tell me in infants, pneumothorax, pneumatocele, and empyema are frequent complications of pneumonia caused by?
Rare complication: These are very rare and serious complications of pneumonia. First question - is the child immunized? Several organisms can cause this, including Strep pneumoniae and MRSA (methicillin resistant Staph aureus). If an infant is having such serious complications, the immune system will often be checked. Sometimes the bacteria is never recovered because the antibiotics given can alter culture results. ...Read more
Can pneumonia cause muscular paralysis or cut off circulation? I feel as though I am constantly coughing up mucus which stiffens my muscles otherwise
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I have pneumonia and on my chest xray they said they found a hilar mass or hilar lymphadenopathy could pneumonia cause this?
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